(A picture of me.) Anil Somayaji's Home Page

Hello! I am an associate professor in the School of Computer Science at Carleton University, in Ottawa, Canada. I am also Associate Director of the Carleton Computer Security Lab.

Teaching

In Fall 2014 I will be teaching COMP 3000: Operating Systems. I have taught this course many times; last time was in Fall 2012. In Winter 2015 I will be teaching COMP 2406, Fundamentals of Web Applications, and COMP 4000/5102, Distributed Operating Systems. I last taught COMP 2406 and COMP 4000/5102 in Winter 2014.

In the past I have taught COMP 1501: Introduction to Computer Game Design. I have also taught graduate courses in Operating System and Web Security (Fall 2012), Biological Approaches to Computer Security (Winter 2012, Winter 2005), and Intrusion Detection (Winter 2011).

Research

I am broadly interested in the areas of computer security, operating systems, artificial life, and complex adaptive systems. For more information on my research, please refer to these pages:

I also have been part of many program committees in the computer security space, including ACM CCS, ACSAC, NSPW, RAID, and USENIX Security.

Students

I am currently formally advising the following graduate students:

I also work with many of the students associated with the CCSL.

Prospective Students: At this time I have a large number of graduate students under my supervision; thus, currently I am not taking on any new students. If you feel you are truly exceptional, feel free to try and change my mind. After all, I am always looking for students who are passionate about ideas and research, are interested in computer security and/or complex adaptive systems, and are willing to work hard exploring "crazy" ideas. But given my finite supply of time and money, though, don't be surprised when I say no. My apologies in advance.

Contacting Me

My email address is at the bottom of this page - this is the best way to contact me.  My mailing address, phone number, and my GPG/PGP public key (to verify my emails or send me confidential information) are on this page.

Thanks for stopping by!

--Anil



soma at scs.carleton.ca.
Last modified: August 6, 2014